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“At least I don't drink and drive.”

Nearly 14 million people in the United States - one in every 13 adults - abuses alcohol or are alcoholic.

Determining that you or a loved one is abusing or is addicted to drugs or alcohol is not an easy task.

Symptoms of Substance Abuse
  • Experimenting or using in a manner not prescribed
  • Neglecting responsibilities at school, work or home due to drug or alcohol use.
  • Use getting you in trouble with the law, family or other relationships.
Symptoms of Addiction
  • Forgetting what occurred during or after using alcohol or a drug
  • Using the substance while alone, or hiding evidence of use
  • Apologizing for doing things while under the influence of the substance
  • Avoiding events when the substance is not available
  • Using much more of the substance than others
  • Experiencing more problems (family, work, school, legal, emotional? and/or health) caused by drinking/drug use